Unpaid carers, people who are Disabled, people who are older and people who have longterm
health condition are all at a higher risk of experiencing loneliness. We have
instigated a project to provide technology, support in using technology and virtual groups to
reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation in people with care and support needs and
carers across Surrey. Some of the people we work with will be unfamiliar with technology
and will require support to ensure they can participate. The role of Tech Angel is intended
to help support people in learning how to use a device to join virtual activity groups.
A Tech Angel is intended to provide remote and/or at-home support sessions to people
who join the project. Due to current distancing restrictions the Tech Angel’s will be
helping remotely. The Tech Angel will help the person to set up a device, to download
the appropriate app and to get started joining a group. Tech Angel’s also talk each
participant through some basic internet safety guidance. It is anticipated that this will
involve 2/3 hours per week.
The volunteer will need to do some online training and carry out a DBS check. There will
be a telephone support and a computer company is offering 2nd line support.
Excellent communication skills
Be a patient person to first time computer users or those who may lack IT skills
Good knowledge of technology including mobile devices, applications and settings
(although you are certainly not expected to be an expert!)
An understanding of data protection and adult safeguarding principles (training will be
Between these dates: 30/06/2020 - 21/05/2021
On these days:
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